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Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass
I grew up around Atlanta, GA and started playing piano when I was around 7 years old and bass when I was 11. Most of my education has been on the upright bass. I've studied classical bass performance at major music schools on the east coast and in the midwest. I've studied and worked with musicians from many of the great orchestras around the world.
I enjoy working with students who are just coming to the bass or piano for the first time and getting them started with music in a rewarding way as well as more advanced students that need finer musical direction or audition coaching.
*** Lesson Details ***
I try to keep a relaxed environment while still being motivating and inspiring. I tailor lessons around what the individual student's goals are. There are materials that I like to use with most students but I'm open to using anything that meets the needs and desires of the student.
I try to find a nice balance of technique work and music. It's important to develop healthy technique from the very beginning. It's very easy to develop bad habits that can have serious health risks down the road (i.e. tendonitis, carpal tunnel, back pain, etc.) that can make it difficult if not impossible to keep playing. I've spent many years undoing bad habits that I developed from the first years that I played bass without any formal instruction. Yoga, Alexander technique, massage, and many great teachers have helped me overcome the issues I had and have helped me develop healthy habits. I try to pass this education on to my students so that they can have an enjoyable and healthy experience with music for the rest of their lives.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, music stand, and bass. Living room with seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
The students need to provide their own bass, bow, and music. If I'm traveling to their place they should also have a music stand.
*** Specialties ***
Classical. I have studied with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic and my teaching and playing reflect the traditions of these teachers and orchestras.
Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Country Guitar, Country Singing, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Violin
I play and teach Guitar (Electric/Acoustic), Bass (Electric/Upright), 5-String Banjo (Bluegrass and Old-timey), Violin/Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar and Lap Steel Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Piano Accordion. Other teachers at my studio, teach guitar, bass, piano, clarinet, saxophone and flute. I have been teaching in the Pittsburgh area for over 20 years and owed my music studio/store for over 10 years. I have instructional book/cd(s) and instruments for purchase or rentals usually available on-site. Our teachers are experienced and friendly. Parking lot is free and off-street.
Acoustic Guitar, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Christian Gospel, Country Guitar, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Recording, Pro Tools Software, Video Production
Hey! My name is Jordan and I am a former touring guitarist who has been playing guitar for over a decade. Touring and opening for big worship artists like Jonathan Lee, Brenton Brown, and Paul Boloche, I know what it takes to really elevate your level of playing all the way from never playing before to being able to play on the road night in and night out. From rock, to country, worship, and blues, I've got you covered. Being now planted in the awesome city of Pittsburgh as the Youth Pastor at Element Church, being on the road isn't an option for me anymore. Teaching is a passion of mine and since my recent move to Pittsburgh, I am completely opening up my book for all new students. From electric, acoustic, and bass, we can take your playing as far as you want. I also have a vast experience with Logic, Pro Tools, and Final Cut in order to really teach you everything you need to know in order to do your own recordings and videos. I am really excited to rebuild my clientele and meet some new students!
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."